Fórsa assistant general secretary Ashley Connolly says that, if left unchecked, the development of app-controlled piecework will be bad for the economy. Photograph: Alan Betson

Technological advances run the risk of turning employment in some areas into “high-tech sweatshops”, the trade union Fórsa has warned. The largest t(...)

Stobart Air operates Aer Lingus Regional services. Photograph: iStock

Cabin crew could serve strike notice on Irish airline Stobart Air on Friday, potentially grounding Aer Lingus Regional flights in coming days. Staff (...)

The apology came on foot of a meeting between unions and senior management on Thursday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Aer Lingus chief executive Stephen Kavanagh has apologised to workers for a claim that some employees were stealing from passengers, according to trad(...)

Fórsa confirmed that it had signed a deal with Crewlink and Workforce giving it sole rights to negotiate for Ryanair cabin crew employed by both agencies. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Trade union Fórsa has won the right to represent Ryanair cabin crew hired by agencies Crewlink and Workforce. Fórsa, which already represents directl(...)

Forsa official Ashley Connolly said that the cabin crew agreement marked a milestone in the development of collective bargaining at the airline. Photograph: Rafael Marchante/Reuters

Fórsa will be the only trade union to represent Ryanair’s 200 or so directly-employed Irish-based cabin crew following a deal struck between the pair.(...)

Ryanair’s Irish-based pilots have called a one-day strike for Thursday, July 12th. Photograph: REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

Where are we now with the Ryanair dispute? We are potentially in a worse place than we were at the beginning of the week, and the holiday plans of th(...)

A Ryanair Boeing plane takes off at Lisbon’s airport on Thursday. Cabin crew in Portugal, Belgium and Spain – Ryanair’s third largest market – plan 48-hour strikes on July 25th and 26th. Photograph: Rafael Marchante/Reuters

Deadlock over a meeting venue is stalling talks on a possible resolution to next week’s threatened strike at Ryanair. More than 100 directly employe(...)

Learner drivers could have to wait more than a year for their tests as demand surges as a result of strict new legislation, the trade union Fórsa has warned.

MARTIN WALL Industry Correspondent Learner drivers could have to wait more than a year for their tests as demand surges as a result of strict new le(...)

Ryanair said it had also submitted a set of proposals on pay and conditions for its Irish-based pilots. Photograph: AFP

Ryanair faced its first union-led pilots’ strike in Germany on Friday as threats of industrial action at its Irish airports over Christmas or new year(...)

Fr Peter McVerry has  said street homelessness could be ended in weeks with the provision of Nama properties, facilities and a number of appropriately qualified staff. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Department of Social Protection is part of the homelessness problem “when it is meant to be part of the solution”, according to Fr Peter McVerry.T(...)